Summary: Call it simple, call it basic, call it elementary: But I call it the greatest theme of the bible, If I can see Jesus (Then I can see who I’m supposed to be.)
Jesus came to Jerusalem and much people followed him with palm branches crying:
Ho-sanna blessed is the king of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
And there were certain greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: The same came therefore to Phillip and desired him saying (Sir we would see Jesus.)
There were many people at the feast
Just like church every Sunday: There are many people that come, In the group of those that come are spectators, hypocrites, skeptics, doubters and scoffers) but in the midst of that congregation there were and there are a few select people who came and who come for only one reason and that is to (worship God.)
They didn’t come to spectate, they didn’t come to criticize, they didn’t come to impress anybody with their new hat, or their new suit, or their new dress (They just came to worship.)
Is there anybody here right now who came just to worship? Is there anybody here who came just to glorify God, to worship him in Spirit and in truth?
These Greeks came to worship: And they knew if they were really going to worship they needed to see Jesus.
And if we’re really going to worship today we need to see Jesus.
Sir we would see Jesus:
In recent days this scripture has brought great conviction to my soul that we as the church and myself as a minister of the gospel have failed to a large degree to present to the world the Jesus of the bible.
We have preached organizations and denominations; we have preached religion and traditions, rules and regulations. We have preached Gods blessing plan and eight steps to a breakthrough and seven keys to your miracle.
I’m including myself in this.
My concern today is this: That we have preached the bible so well, but have failed to preach Jesus. (Somehow Jesus has gotten covered up by our dogma’s and creed’s and we have gotten so enamored with the privileges and blessings of being a child of God that we have forgotten or at least misplaced the Jesus of the bible.)
There is today as there was in the days of the bible a cry from the human heart: (We would see Jesus.)
I love my church, I believe in the doctrines and teachings of my church, I believe in the godly traditions and practices of my church, but we must never forget that the head of the church is a living person (Jesus Christ the Son of God.)
It’s not religion or traditions or doctrines that saves the lost, heals the sick and sets the captives free. (No) It is the living Saviour (The person Jesus Christ) He is the Saviour, He is the healer, He is the deliverer and he is the Baptizer in the mighty Holy Ghost and Power.
I believe it is a crying shame that so many in the body of Christ have lost sight of Jesus.
But even worse than that is the fact that many don’t even realize they have lost that vision.
Even worse yet is that many have allowed other things to displace that vision and now they would rather have religion than Jesus.
They would rather have traditions than Jesus.
They would rather have blessings than Jesus.
It’s amazing how many people want prosperity but they don’t want Jesus.
They want healing but they don’t want Jesus.
They want power but they don’t want Jesus.
They want joy and peace but they don’t want Jesus.
We will see a great revival in the body of Christ when the Heart cry of the Church is: We would see Jesus.
When the church can no longer be satisfied or pacified with anything less than a fresh vision of and the manifest presence of Jesus there will be a mighty revival.
Around the world today churches are shutting down and locking their doors.
Organizations are dying; people are leaving the churches and going into new age and occult practices and sinful lifestyles.
I believe to a large degree it’s because we as the church and ministers of the gospel have failed to present Jesus to them.
Jesus said: If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me.
He didn’t say: Lift up your church or your denomination or your organization or your doctrine.
He didn’t say: Lift up your religion or your traditions or your philosophies.
He said: Lift me up:
Talk about me, witness about me, preach about me, and teach about me.
Let me live in your testimony
Let me live in your preaching
Let me live in your singing
Let me be the main attraction
Let me be the reason for your gathering together then I will draw all men unto me and your churches won’t die, but they’ll come alive with resurrection power, and your churches won’t empty out but they’ll fill up with hungry, and thirsty, broken, hurting and needy people.